Category Archives: Dexter

Ann Arbor Apple Orchards & Cider Mills

Ann Arbor Outdoor Activities - Ann Arbor Orchards & Cider Mills

There are several signs that fall is here…kids returning to school, cooler temperatures, and apple season. I’ve compiled a list of Ann Arbor Apple Orchards and Cider Mills. I have split the list into those offering U-Pick Orchards and those that do not. I have compiled information on several of the local apple orchards and cider mills. If I missed […]

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Ann Arbor Fourth of July Celebrations

Ann Arbor Fourth of July Celebrations

Are you looking for Ann Arbor Fourth of July Celebrations? Don’t wait for the fourth (maybe not even for July), there are plenty of celebrations the week before the Fourth.  Ann Arbor Fourth of July Fireworks Local fireworks displays are mostly this week (or have already happened). Ironically there are no firework displays actually on the fourth. However, on the […]

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Ann Arbor Summer Reading Programs

Ann Arbor Summer Reading Programs & Recommendations

Summer Reading Programs with rewards for kids have been going on for as long as I can remember. Fortunately there are some great Ann Arbor Summer Reading Programs. I’m also sharing links to the Summer Reading Recommendations that we did last summer. Over the years my daughter has participated in a number of different summer reading programs. When she was younger and […]

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Ann Arbor Summer Concert Series

Ann Arbor Summer Concert Series

Are you looking for free, outdoor Concerts this summer? Outdoor concerts are a staple summer activity. Our list below includes Ann Arbor Summer Concert Series (as well as concert series in all of Washtenaw County). I’ve collaborated with other sites in Metro Detroit to bring you a list of concert series throughout the area.   Mrs. Weber’s Neighborhood Livingston County […]

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Farmers Market Guide

Ann Arbor Farmers Markets

As we enter the growing season, there are tons of Ann Arbor Farmers Markets popping up. I’ve pulled together a list of various farmers markets in the greater Ann Arbor area. If you know of a market that I missed, add it in the comments below or send me an email and I will make sure to add it to […]

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2016 A2SO KinderConcerts: Trombone

2016 A2SO KinderConcerts: Trombone

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra presents KinderConcerts at area libraries three times a season. The second of the A2SO KinderConcerts for the 2015-2016 season is this weekend, starting on Friday. They will be visiting the Ann Arbor District Library, Dexter District Library, and Ypsilanti District Library. A2SO KinderConcerts: Read their press-release below for more details:  2016 KinderConcerts: Free Concerts for Kids  […]

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KinderConcerts for 2015-2016 Start Tomorrow

Each year the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra holds a series of KinderConcerts at local libraries for kids from ages 2-5. Each series features a different instrument which is introduced to the kids during the event. The events are held 3 times a year at the Ann Arbor, Dexter, and Ypsilanti Libraries.  The first 2015 KinderConcerts are this weekend, September 25-28. They feature […]

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Challenge Island® Summer Camps Offer Themed Fun

Challenge Island Class Photo

Disclosure: Challenge Island® has sponsored this post as part of the Ann Arbor Summer Camp Guide. All opinions are my own. Challenge Island® Summer Camps combine pop culture topics and STEM building challenges into themed challenges. Campers will make new friends as they work together on the various projects. Creative, outside-the-box solutions are encouraged! Challenge Island is a national program with local […]

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Inflatable Water Slide at Hudson Mills

This summer Dexter’s Hudson Mills Metro Park has added a 3 story tall inflatable water slide. The water slide will be available from 11a-7p daily through Labor Day (weather pending). At first, I thought it was a great idea and another place to get wet to add to our agenda this summer. Then, I started looking at the practicalities. Hudson Mills has […]

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